t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.


Christmas Morning

Remember that little quad and power wheel truck from last year?  Brent sold them about 6 weeks ago certain that Emmett was ready for the real thing.  So Christmas morning the children awoke to find the real deal.

Brent thinks just sitting on it, will be fantastic airway clearance therapy.  The vibrations. Hmmm...maybe that was just an excuse for dad!

 After months of Emmett and Brent sitting on them in store, they awoke to one in the front room.  (It is a knock-off brand so 1/3 the price, I liked that.  We definitely don't need anything heavy duty.)

This was Emmett's "want" and "need."  (Need because of the jiggles for his lungs, I know it is a stretch.)

The big surprise for the girls was a big beautiful doll house.  I agonized over this.  I wasn't sure I wanted to stifle their creativity with an actual house, they make such clever ones, but I decided I wanted one in our home.  It was one of my absolute favorite toys for so many years as a little girl.   This was Callista and Ellery's want from Brent and I and Mimi and Papa.

Merry Christmas to our sweet little kiddos.

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